‘No’ Campaign Rally Disrupts Bride And Groom’s Wedding


A Sydney bride and groom were reportedly left fuming after a rally against same-sex marriage was held outside the cathedral where they wed on Saturday.

A crowd of around 500 people gathered outside St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday afternoon, preparing to march through the CBD.

The couple told the ABC they’d had “no idea” the crowd would clash with their weekend nuptials.

“I’d prefer they just moved, to be honest,” the bride told the ABC.

Rally organiser Phillipa Bruce said they’d expected a bigger crowd but blamed problems with advertising the event.

“Unfortunately, we had radio advertising ready to go out and that was delayed for whatever reason,” she said.

Over the weekend, thousands also attended “yes” campaign rallies in most capital cities.

Supporters rallied and marched in Melbourne on Sunday, after events in Brisbane and Sydney on Saturday.

Advocates have urged everyone – young people in particular – to post their survey forms before the end of this week to ensure they’re received and counted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics before the final cutoff on November 7.

“There are still millions of possible ‘yes’ votes out there and we urge everyone to keep talking to friends, family, and workmates right up until the survey closes,” The Equality Campaign’s Shirleene Robinson said.

The result will be announced on November 15.

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